Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Minyriolus  Simon, 1884   3 species

Minyriolus medusa  (Simon, 1881)


Tibial apophysis with 2 unequally long pointed processes, one of them bent. Epigyne slender, pointed triangular. Prosoma brownish yellow, with vague pattern, cephalic lobe pointed, bipartite. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma blackish, female: without scutum, male: with dorsal scutum.

Body length male: 1.3-1.4 mm
Body length female: 1.3-1.4 mm
Additional information

in the ground layer of xerothermic rocky heathland

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France, Italy, Austria, Croatia
 male  female

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28-12-2016 Datasheet update Old value
28-12-2016 Distribution update Old value